A Journey ofFinding Truth
'I Am' shows what’s wrong in the world by showing what is right
What’s wrong in the world? What can we do to make it better?
These two questions reveal more together than they do separately. Asking only one of them reveals incomplete answers. But there is one thing that belongs to both questions. Us. We are all connected to the questions and have responsibility for the answers. As for making things better, we might be more prepared for that than we think.
In the movie I Am, successful movie maker Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar) seeks to answer these questions. He was faced with death after a bike accident left him with Post Concussion Syndrome. With his mortality looming, he felt compelled to answer those questions in order to leave the world with something meaningful.
Tom Shadyac discovered more good in his answers than he expected. That what is right in the world can displace what is wrong. And our troubles are linked to our own misunderstandings of human nature. Many prominent scientists, historians, teachers are interviewed in the film. All of which attribute to this philosophy. As humans we have a connected subconscious and our individual behaviors and emotions affect the big picture. We are built to cooperate, not compete.
Are you with the world or just in it?
- What’s wrong in the world? I Am
- What’s right with the world? I Am